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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

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Address: 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502
Phone Number: 315-797-0000
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Renowned art collection...
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Renowned art collection, exhibitions, and education programs presented in a famous museum building designed by Philip Johnson and a superbly restored Victorian mansion, Fountain Elms. Performing arts include international soloists and ensembles, rising stars, cinema, outdoor concerts and special events. School of Art offers a nationally accredited college program, PrattMWP, and community art classes for all ages. Art Shop Gift Gallery. Museum admission is free. Open year-round, Tues - Sat 10 – 5, Sun 1 - 5.
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Outstanding museum and experience

I have not been in this museum since the 1980's when I was on a field trip as a child. 30 years later I return as an adult and I was thrilled! The collection owned by the museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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St. Augustine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I have not been in this museum since the 1980's when I was on a field trip as a child. 30 years later I return as an adult and I was thrilled! The collection owned by the museum is outstanding! Picasso, Degas, Chagal, Manet, etc Etc! Wow wow wow! The Monet to Matisse exhibit is awesome! The Fountain Elms house... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Whatever brings you to Utica, if you have time, take in the MWP Institute. Seeing Thomas Cole's "The Voyage of Life" in and of itself is worth the price of admission. I saw it as a kid on a school trip and it made such an indelible impression on my mind that it changed my understanding on what art and... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The art museum is small but does have some fine contemporary pieces. I especially enjoyed the completely restored and decorated Victorian house.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The MWPAI is a lovely museum with quite a respectable collection of art works for a relatively small city. For the locals there are regular bonus features like independent films, art & yoga classes (what a great concept, right?), and various other social/cultural events.

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Lagarde, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We went to the museum as there was an Impressionist exhibition. Cost was $10 for that which I found a bit steep as there were no world famous painting, though world famous painter's lesser works. As the rest of the museum was free, it could have been a bit less expensive. But all and all was a very good presentation

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Burke, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is an unassuming, nice museum in the Mohawk Valley in the heartland of New York State. It's quiet and while it doesn't house a large collection or one that is all that famous, it's a great place to go to relax and get just enough museum that you feel you've been to an art museum. When I visit larger... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A great art museum, both in the permanent collection and visiting exhibits. Plus, it's free! That makes it affordable for one or for a family. The staff are very helpful and go out of their way to make it a great place to visit.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It is a tantalizing smorgasbord of art. Various examples of many periods, though I prefer more classical. A visit next door to the old building is fantastic.

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New york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Nice museum for a small city. Would like to see more of the collection displayed and fewer traveling shows that take up much space and have an admission charged to see if one is not a member.

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Utica, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A great collection of world renowned artists with excellent changing exhibits. Photographers and painters are well represented.

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Additional Information about Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

Address: Address: 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502
Phone Number: 315-797-0000
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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